Friday, November 1, 2013

SFR News & Links For November 2013

Banish the boredom and reading slumps away with this month's science fiction romance news and new releases!

New releases

GOSSAMER WING (Steam and Seduction #1) - Delphine Dryden

A spy. An airship. And a broken heart.

After losing her husband to a rogue French agent, Charlotte Moncrieffe wants to make her mark in international espionage. And what could be better for recovering secret long-lost documents from the Palais Garnier than her stealth dirigible, Gossamer Wing? Her spymaster father has one condition: He won’t send her to Paris without an ironclad cover.

Dexter Hardison prefers inventing to politics, but his title as Makesmith Baron and his formidable skills make him an ideal husband-imposter for Charlotte. And the unorthodox undercover arrangement would help him in his own field of discovery.

But from Charlotte and Dexter’s marriage of convenience comes a distraction—a passion that complicates an increasingly dangerous mission. For Charlotte, however, the thought of losing Dexter also opens her heart to a thrilling new future of love and adventure.

CYTHERA (space opera; erotic) - Jo Graham

Cythera is a sacred courtesan, one of the fabulous Adepts of Menaechmi, famed through the Nine Worlds for their opulent beauty and decadence. However, when a fragile peace treaty hangs in the balance, the power to stop an interstellar war suddenly rests with her — a mission for which she is unprepared and unqualified. If she is to save thousands of lives, Cythera must not only rely on her wits and sensuality, but on a man she never thought she’d see again who has haunted her dreams for seven years.

Athain Kinslayer is a captain in the Calpurnian navy, a star voyager who has given up on personal happiness in pursuit of his duty. His job is to stop a war. The last thing he expects is to have to rely on a sacred courtesan, a woman with whom he spent one unforgettable night seven years ago and has never been able to forget. Together they must undertake a dangerous journey, face unexpected enemies, and delve into the deep and sensual waters of the most hidden rites in order to save their worlds — and find each other.

LACE & LEAD (space opera) - M.A. Grant

Breathtaking action, startling originality and polished story-telling combine in this futuristic Sci-Fi novella about a rough mercenary, a pampered daughter, and the lies they both believe. 

Blue-blood Emmaline Gregson survived one of the most brutal mining accidents ever recorded in the Republic, but she's never been in a firefight. So when unknown assailants circle the family estate, the only man she can rely on is Peirce Taggart. A former Lawman turned mercenary, Peirce has a simple job: protect Emmaline until her father can collect her and sell her to sex trafficker Richard Stone to pay off his debts.

But when Arthur Gregson tries to cheat his way out of the contract, Emmaline seizes the opportunity to hire Peirce for herself, regardless of how crude, dangerous, or appealing he may be. Given the chance for redemption, he promises to help her escape both her father and Stone. But Peirce soon realises that hiding her in his apartment until the storm has passed may be more dangerous than looking down the barrel of a gun...

LILLY'S JOURNEY (space opera) - A.R. Norris

Having just lost her father and her home, Lilly Jordan must venture across the galaxy to her distant aunt. Lilly is ready to face the unknown away from the only place she'd ever been, however, she got more than she expected.

All is not how it seems on the beautiful space liner, Gentry II.

Now, armed with dangerous information, Lilly Jordan must determine which of the handsome, mysterious men she should trust with the truth, and with her life. Unfortunately one seems bent on vengeance while the other holds her at a suspicious distance.

ALIEN ADMIRERER (Alien Next Door #2) - Jessica E. Subject

He fills her with forbidden longing…

Widowed for over a year, Sera longs for the company of her younger, sexier neighbor, the one man she can never have—unless she plans to rob the cradle. It’s too dangerous…

She’s the only one for him…

Adam never wanted to settle down…until Sera. But even when her children give him the green light, he must prove age is an alien concept…

Will Sera give him a chance, or will Adam be left in the cold, never more than her alien admirer?

Print ARC giveaway

At Spacefreighters Lounge, Sharon Lynn Fisher is celebrating the one year anniversary of GHOST PLANET'S release with a giveaway of her forthcoming release THE OPHELIA'S PROPHECY (Tor, April 2014)! Head on over and enter for a chance to win a signed print ARC (limited to U.S. and Canadian residents). 

Ebook giveaway

You have until Friday midnight EST on November 1, 2013 to win a digital copy of M.A. Grant's LACE & LEAD--details here at TGE!

Award finalist

Cathy Pegau's lesbian sci-fi romance DEEP DECEPTION is a finalist in the 2013 Rainbow Awards! Congratulations!

Blogger rebirth

Author and blogger Kimber An is jumping back into reviews, and she'll consider science fiction romance! Visit Cabin Fever Book Reviews for more information.

She's in your dictionary…redefining your language

At Backward Momentum, BREEDER author Cara Bristol presents Top Ten Words of an Alien Vocabulary. You can also read an excerpt from her book.

"If You Like…" roundup

I compiled a master list of all the posts contributed by bloggers and authors who participated in the sci-fi romance "If You Like…" event. Your TBR pile will thank you!

Author interview

SFR Brigade interviewed NIGHTFALL author Robyn Bachar. She's a gamer and writes spicy space opera. What more can a reader ask for?!

Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly launches November 15, 2013!

We're looking forward to entertaining you with science fiction romance in a whole new way! Follow the Quarterly on Twitter: SciFiRomance

Now I turn the mike over to you. Got any SFR news and/or links to share?

Joyfully yours,